Welcome to the Henrico County office of Virginia Cooperative Extension. We are your connection to Virginia’s land-grant universities: Virginia Tech and Virginia State University. We provide unbiased, objective, research-based information and educational programs to individuals, families, organizations, and communities in the three broad areas of: Agriculture and Natural Resources; 4-H Youth Development; and Family and Consumer Sciences.
Why Cooperative? We are the product of a cooperative agreement between Henrico County, the Commonwealth of Virginia, and the United States Department of Agriculture. We provide educational programs directed to the needs of Henrico County citizens with the assistance of many dedicated volunteers. The Henrico Extension Leadership Council helps us identify these needs and is our partner in the design, implementation, and evaluation of our education programs.
SMART Lawn Saturday
Saturday August 13, 2016 | 8:30am – 12:30pm
Henrico Extension Office
8600 Dixon Powers Drive
Henrico, VA 23228
Join us for an exciting Saturday of lawn education and fun! Visit lawn exhibits and displays by local vendors, ask a Master Gardener Lawn Expert questions about your lawn, learn about the SMART Lawns program, and attend lawn specific presentations including:
- SMART Steps to a Beautiful Lawn
- Establishing a New Lawn or Renovating and Old One
- “A Lawn to DYE For” – Video tips from the Pete Dye River Course of Virginia Tech, one of the nation’s top rated campus golf courses
- Turf for Tough Conditions and Turf Alternatives
While the workshop is free, registration is required. Call 804-501-5160 to register.
Don’t forget to pick up your free soil sample kits!
Master Financial Education Volunteer Training
Interested in learning new financial skills and tools?
Ready to be a part of financial literacy training to strengthen our community?
The Master Financial Education Volunteer program focuses on helping citizens and veterans build their financial capacity through classes on topics such as managing money, preventing identity theft, and credit and debt management. Master Financial Education Volunteers receive a minimum of 20 hours of classroom instruction and, in return, commit to contribute an additional 20 hours of service to the community in the 12 months following the training. Two separate trainings will be held:
Tuesday, July 19 & Saturday, July 23 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Virginia State University
Contact the Petersburg Extension Office to register at (804) 733-1880
Tuesday, August 16 & Saturday, August 20 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Henrico Extension Office
Contact the Henrico Extension Office to register at (804) 501-5160
Class registration is limited. Call now for registration forms and more information! The cost of $30.00 will provide a comprehensive training manual, refreshments, lunch for 2 full days, and a background check.
VCE Volunteer Civil Rights Training Module
As a volunteer in our programs, we hope you share our core values for appreciation of differences and inclusion, because as a VCE volunteer, you share our civil rights responsibility to insure that our programs and services are nondiscriminatory. Please take a moment to complete the VCE Volunteer Civil Rights Training Module.